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September 17 - 21, 2013
Abstract Deadline: July 8, 2013

Andrew Camilli, Tufts University Medical School
Lalita Ramakrishnan, University of Washington
Malcolm Whiteway, Concordia University, Canada


We are pleased to host the ninth Cold Spring Harbor meeting on Microbial Pathogenesis and Host Response, which will begin at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, September 17, conclude Friday evening with a banquet and departures on Saturday morning, September 21, 2013. The meeting will focus on interdisciplinary approaches to study infectious diseases integrating the disciplines of molecular microbiology, eukaryotic cell biology, immunology, and genomics. The meeting will provide an in depth focus on the approaches that are being used to elucidate the mechanisms of bacterial and fungal pathogenesis, and promote the application of these concepts to understanding the evolution of emerging diseases.

Sessions will integrate studies on bacterial and fungal pathogens. The oral sessions will begin with 3-4 invited talks by established leaders in the field, followed by several shorter talks chosen from submitted abstracts. We strongly encourage submission of abstracts by junior researchers in the field. The meeting will include the following broad sessions:

Genetic approaches to pathogenesis
Regulation of commensalism/pathogenesis
Biofilms, quorum sensing and disease
Host cell/pathogen interactions
Perspectives on inflammation
Antibiotics, chemical genetics and immune killing

Keynote Speaker

Jeffrey Gordon, Washington University

Invited Speakers
Theresa Koehler, University of Texas, Houston
Brendan Cormack, Johns Hopkins University
Raphael Valdivia, Duke University
Christopher Sassetti, University of Massachusetts
Russell Vance, University of California, Berkeley
Juliane Bubeck Wardenburg, University of Chicago
John Rawls, Duke University
Anthony Richardson, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Craig Roy, Yale University
Don Sheppard, McGill University, Canada
Suzanne Noble, University of California, San Francisco
Gerry Wright, McMaster University, Canada
Jeffery Cox, University of California, San Francisco
Terry Roemer, Merck Frosst Center for Therapeutic Research, Canada
Lori Burrows, McMaster University, Canada
Pradeep Singh, University of Washington

Abstracts should contain only new and unpublished material and must be submitted electronically by the abstract deadline. Selection of material for oral and poster presentation will be made by the organizers and individual session chairs. Status (talk/poster) of abstracts will be posted on our web site as soon as decisions have been made by the organizers.

We are eager to have as many young people as possible attend since they are likely to benefit most from this meeting. We have applied for funds from government and industry to partially support graduate students and postdocs. Apply in writing to Maureen Morrow ( stating need for financial support - preference is given to those submitting abstracts.

We look forward to seeing you at Cold Spring Harbor in September.

This conference is supported in part by funds provided by:
National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research
National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases


Academic Package $1380
Graduate/PhD Student Package $1145
Corporate Package $1775
Academic/Student No-Housing Package $935

Corporate No-Housing Package $1190

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Regular packages are all inclusive and cover registration, food, housing, parking, wine-and-cheese party, lobster banquet, etc. No Housing packages include all costs except housing. Full payment is due 4 weeks prior to the meeting.


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
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PO Box 100, 1 Bungtown Road
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724-2213
Phone (516) 367-8346
Fax: (516) 367-8845